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If you are a veteran and have sustained major injuries during a theater of war and are living in a house that does not meet your physical needs- we are here to help!  Please contact us at 319-243-9932.


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Welcome to Americans for Independent Living

Mission Statement

Working to empower veterans by providing home modifications, rehabilitation and transitional housing enabling them to become independent individuals within their homes and community.


To provide safe, affordable, accessible, and universal design housing for veterans and to provide affordable, supportive, transitional workforce and housing.

Affordable Universal Design Housing for Veteran's

In an effort to assist the veterans in need of stable Universal Design Housing. AFIL provides a wide range of housing services for our veterans.

Our country is safer because of you!

You were called and you went, and our country is more secure and free because of your selfless service, courage and sacrifices. As America's veterans of many wars and much combat, we are very proud of you and stand ready to support you in anyway we can.


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Program Summary

Our Primary Focus

We are committed to providing low cost universal design housing for veterans.

  • Veterans Housing - We provide specialized housing solutions/modifications for our nation's veterans in need.
  • Transitional Housing - We help to develop produce low-cost affordable housing in safe neighborhoods and home ownership programs.

Affordable Housing Development

We are committed to providing low cost universal design housing for veterans.

Charitable Gifting of Real Estate

To solicit and receive contributions, purchase, own and sell real and personal property, to make contracts, to invest corporate purposes and engage in any activity in furtherance of, incidental to or connected with any of the other purposes.

Health and Well Being

To promote cultural awareness, inter-generational interaction, a general sense of health and well being and foster independence.

Advocacy and Referral

To support the comprehensive needs of the community through collaboration, advocacy and referral to encourage interest in the arts, sciences and technology that acknowledges our inert human potential and stimulates creativity and innovation.

Financial Literacy

To provide education through group workshops that fosters financial responsibility and accountability; vocational programs that build independence and sustainability and services that promote home ownership and prevent foreclosure.


Additional Support Contact Information

Crisis Help Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1

VA Central Iowa Health Care System

Des Moines, IA 50310-5774

p: 515-699-5999 Or 515-699-5999

Iowa City VA Health Care System

Iowa City, IA 52246-2208

p: 319-338-0581


Outpatient Clinics

Bettendorf VA Clinic

Bettendorf, IA 52722

p: 563-332-8528

Carroll VA OPC

Carroll, IA 51401

p: 712-794-6780 Or 855-794-6780

Cedar Rapids CBOC

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

p: 319-369-4340

Coralville OPC

Coralville, IA 52441

p: 319-358-2406 Or 319-688-3365

Decorah VA Clinic

Decorah, IA 52101

p: 563-387-5840

Dubuque VA Clinic

Dubuque, IA 52001

p: 563-588-5520

Fort Dodge VA Clinic

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

p: 515-576-2235 Or 877-578-8846

Knoxville VA Clinic

Knoxville, IA 50138

p: 641-828-5019 Or 800-816-8878

Marshalltown VA Clinic

Marshalltown, IA 50158

p: 641-754-6700 Or 877-424-4404

Mason City VA Clinic

Mason City, IA 50401

p: 641-494-5000 Or 800-351-4671

Ottumwa VA Clinic

Ottumwa, IA 52501

p: 641-683-4300

Shenandoah CBOC

Shenandoah, IA 51601

p: 712-246-0092

Sioux City VA Clinic

Sioux City, IA 51104

p: 712-258-4700

Spirit Lake VA Clinic

Spirit Lake, IA 51360

p: 712-336-6400

Waterloo VA Clinic

Waterloo, IA 50701

p: 319-235-1230


Vet Centers

Cedar Rapids Vet Center

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

p: 319-378-0016 Or 877-927-8387

Des Moines Vet Center

Des Moines, IA 50266

p: 515-284-4929 Or 877-927-8387

Sioux City Vet Center

Sioux City, IA 51104

p: 712-255-3808 Or 712-255-3808


PTSD Program

VA Central Iowa Health Care System

Des Moines, IA 50310-5774

p: 515-699-5999 Or 515-699-5999

Iowa City VA Health Care System

Iowa City, IA 52246-2208

p: 319-338-0581


Suicide Prevention Coordinators

Barnes, Mardelle

Des Moines, IA 50310-5774

p: 515-699-5999 Or 515-699-5999

f: 515-699-5862;

Person, Darin

Iowa City, IA 52246-2208

p: 319-338-0581

f: 319-887-4918